“Wait, I’m sorry. You’re dating your computer?”
What’s it about?
Feeling shitty after a divorce, Theodore buys an artificial intelligent operating system named Samantha. He gets more than he bargained for and they build a certain emotional connection. (Wink wink)
Who’s in it?
Joaquin Phoenix, the lovely voice of Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams and my second favourite Mara, Rooney Mara.
Why should I watch it?
+ Phoenix gave a great performance with this complex character he was given
+ Johansson’s voice acting was on point, giving a three dimensional personality to an OS
+ She was adorable, playful and pretty funny with a very positive outlook and a sense of wonder
+ The premise sounds a bit silly on paper but the movie was cleverly written
+ It doesn’t feel like a man falling in love with his computer but it felt almost like a permanent long distance relationship instead
+ Love story was refreshingly original
+ As you would expect, it touches on deeper topics like the meaning of humanity
+ The cursing video game kid will crack you up
+ Small role for Olivia Wilde, Angela from Mr. Robot and Chris Pratt (before he took on dinosaurs and saved our galaxy)
+ That Moon Song was so good
+ Apparently moustaches are the future man buns
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Ending leaves some questions and confusion
– You won’t look at Siri the same way again
– Also, had to say this, who goes to the beach wearing a shirt and trousers? Dress appropriately man!
This movie might be sci-fi but it looks like a realistic direction of where we could be headed. You know, with technology and the disconnect caused by social media. Paying other people to write personal letters as/for us and having SexyKitten from a chat room to keep us company at night doesn’t sound too far off. If you want bonus laughter, you should watch the SNL parody video with Jonah Hill called Me. It is hilarious.
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Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Lost in Translation